“Lets be honest about this, he’s a great player because he plays at BYU and that’s where the great ones end up, right? He dropped 40 against San Diego State and Colorado State, so he can score against surfers and skiers. Do you think he can do that against Duke?” – Colin Cowherd from ESPN’s SportsNation about Jimmer Fredette after he scored 43 points against San Diego State.
Wow. I think he could get at least 27 against Duke even with the Cameron Crazies harassing him.
Now as much as I don’t think Fredette is the best player in college basketball, either, he is having the best season of anyone in the country so that does count for something.
San Diego State was unbeaten and ranked No. 4 in the nation before falling to Fredette and the Cougars, 71-58, on Wednesday night. And let’s face it, BYU wouldn’t be No. 9 without the guy.
However, I follow the NBA more than college hoops. So whether this is fair or unfair, that’s how I judge how good a player is. So to me, he’s very good, but people are talking about him like he’s the best thing ever created.
It’s not even about his stocky build or clean-shaved face or even the fact that he doesn’t play above the rim.
If anyone likes guys who can put the ball in the hole, it’s me, but at the same time, I’ve seen too many guys who can score on the college level and can’t even get their shot off in the NBA.
I hope the guy does make it in the league. He’ll get a shot because every NBA team needs shooters and scorers, but can he do all the other things well enough to stick or can he score better than 90 percent of the players in the NBA to stick?
Right now, he’s leading the nation in scoring at 27.3 points a game so that does count for something.
And he’s done it against more than just surfers and skiers.